Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset

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Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully presented, modern 4 bedroom detached country home situated in the popular East Dorset village of Gaunts Common, about 4 miles north of Wimborne Minster. BAY TREE HOUSE STANDS IN A SUPERB, WESTERLY FACING GARDEN WHICH OFFERS A HIGH DEGREE OF PRIVACY

Bay Tree House was traditionally built in 2015 with facing brick elevations under a small, plain tiled, ridged roof by the present owners for their own occupation. The property is connected to mains drainage, electricity and water, and has an air source central heating system throughout with underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor.

Presented in excellent decorative condition, the house extends to about 2200 square feet of living space, arranged over 2 floors. A particular feature is a superb orangery which was added in 2017 and overlooks the garden, with 2 feature roof lanterns.


Gaunts Common is a popular village set between Horton and Furzehill, the latter of which has a pub (The Stocks Inn) and a post office/shop. The renowned Old Inn is located at Holt, which is a 5-minute drive. The picturesque town of Wimborne offers an excellent range of amenities including a Waitrose store and the popular Tivoli theatre/cinema. Schools for all ages, both state and independent, are easily accessible and school buses run to QE, St Michaels, Allenbourne and local independent schools. St James First School is within walking distance and has achieved an Outstanding Ofsted rating for a number of years. There is good access by road to the coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth (both with mainline rail links to London Waterloo), and the A31 and M27 towards Southampton and London.

There is a reception hall with large ceramic tiles, understairs storage space, downlighters, and a downstairs cloakroom/

The superb, light, dual aspect living room has a feature brick open fireplace with beam, inset wood burning stove and marble hearth.

There is a ground floor bedroom 4/study which has a double aspect overlooking the driveway and side garden.

A showpiece of the house is a magnificent kitchen/family room with bi-folding doors leading through to a superb orangery. The contemporary, high gloss kitchen comprises an excellent range of polished granite working surfaces with upstand, comprehensive range of cupboards and deep pan drawers, matching wall cabinets with feature curved panels, under bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, island work station incorporating cupboards, breakfast bar and wine cooler, Neff single oven, Neff microwave unit, ceramic touch-control induction hob, extractor unit, glass splash plate, integrated dishwasher, integrated larder fridge, integrated drawer freezer and full height fridge/freezer, low voltage downlighters and ceramic tiled floor.

From the kitchen/family room, there are bi-folding doors leading through to the superb, dual aspect orangery which has bi-folding doors leading to the terrace and garden, ceramic floor and 2 feature roof lanterns.

From the reception hall, a straight staircase leads to the first floor landing where there is access to the loft and a built-in cupboard.

The superb, main bedroom has casement and Velux windows, and an en suite shower room with walk-in double shower, vanity wash hand basin, WC, Velux roof light and large ceramic tiles.

Bedroom 2 is a good sized double bedroom with a superb view over the gardens and adjacent farmland having a dressing area with full height, mirror fronted sliding wardrobe cupboards, and an en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin, WC, and large ceramic tiles.

The third bedroom is also a good sized double bedroom having views over adjacent farmland.

There is a family bathroom/shower room comprising a bath, vanity wash hand basin, walk-in shower, WC, and large ceramic tiles.

Outside, there is a wide gravelled driveway providing parking for 2/3 vehicles which is accessed from the road via 2 high brick piers and leads to a detached double garage with 2 electrically operated doors, lighting and power. There is a raised lawn and flower borders.

The side garden has post and rail fencing, and young laurel hedgerows.

The main garden lies to the north-west which is enclosed by conifer, holly, beech and laurel hedgerows. There is a large rectangular shaped lawn, paved terracing, outside lights, and several oak trees on the boundary.


From Wimborne, proceed along the B3078 towards Cranborne, turning right towards Furzehill. Proceed past The Stocks Inn, and turn left at Pig Oak, signposted to Gaunts Common. On entering the village, proceed past St James School on the right and around the sharp left hand bend, take the next lane on the right marked Petersham Farms, and Bay Tree House can be found immediately on the left hand side.

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01202 841171

Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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